logging in or signing up grace house introduction lgkaplan Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Uploaded from authorPOINT lite Insert YouTube videos in PowerPont slides with aS Desktop Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 54 Category: Others/ Misc License: All Rights Reserved Like it (0) Dislike it (0) Added: March 03, 2011 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 0 Presentation Description An introduction to Grace House a program of Family Promise of Southern Worcester County Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript Slide 1: Family Promise of Southern Worcester County presents The Grace House Shelter A safe place in a time of crisis Slide 2: In 2010 over 4500 families were turned away from state-funded shelter placement. That was 1 of every 2 families who walked through the door needing a safe place to sleep. Slide 3: Over 5000 children were denied a safe and secure place to stay. They returned to overcrowded, unhealthy and potentially dangerous housing until there is an opening at a place like Grace House. In 2001, 12 Congregations Decided to Make a Difference for Those Children : In 2001, 12 Congregations Decided to Make a Difference for Those Children They opened their fellowship halls and committed their resources to provide a safe place to stay for parents and their children in a housing crisis. Slide 5: In 2006, the doors of Grace House opened A Stable Place to Temporarily Call Home : A Stable Place to Temporarily Call Home The Grace House Shelter : The Grace House Shelter Thanks to the support of over 450 volunteers from over 25 local congregations, over 200 families have found shelter with us. Slide 8: That is over 500 children that didn't stay in overcrowded and unsafe housing. A Place to Call Home : A Place to Call Home Children staying at Grace House know they don't have to move from couch to couch or even worse, spend a night in a park or in a car. Volunteers Bring Grace and Encouragement : Volunteers Bring Grace and Encouragement “Everyone here believes in our family. It amazes me the outreach these volunteers have for complete strangers.” -Denise, a Grace House Guest during 2009 Volunteer “Duties” Include : Volunteer “Duties” Include Playing board games Helping with homework Lending an ear Reading a story Smiling and offering encouragement A typical Grace House visit... : A typical Grace House visit... Saturday Afternoon at Grace House Arrive at 1pm-Meet Guests and complete introductions Read to Abby (age 2) while her mom does the lunch dishes Sit out back with guests and listen to stories of hard work. Slide 13: Get caught up on your favorite novel while little ones sleep. And on the way out the door little Jamie (age 5) offers a hug and a “thank you”. We don't always see the impact... : We don't always see the impact... “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” - Matthew 25:35 Slide 15: But we know it is what we are called to do. Slide 16: Each volunteer shows the guests and their children that God loves them. The Children Need the Gift of Your Time : The Children Need the Gift of Your Time Family Promise is the promise we make to families that their children will have a safe place to sleep tonight. Slide 18: Can you give a few hours to ensure that promise is kept? Thank you! : Thank you! Because of your generous donations of time and resources, we can promise a safe place in a time of a housing transition. You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.